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Phone us on 01572 821424 Jenny Grevatte’s work can be viewed at goldmarkart.com front cover

Small Still Life with Blue Background

(detail), mixed media, 2012, signed, 20 x 25.5 cm

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Jenny Grevatte

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Red Bikini (detail) mixed media, 2012, signed, 45.5 x 66 cm

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It is so exhilarating to have reached this stage in my career where my hands, eyes, mind and materials finally seem to have come together. In the early days it could be hard to go into the studio day after day. Now I am at the happiest stage of my artistic career where I have so many ideas I want to explore that I can’t wait to get in there. My Mum thought she would not live to see me paint people; I have amazed her and myself that they have finally arrived. I was initially inspired by other artists’ interpretations during my New Walk

residency, but now, especially with the sunbathers, I feel they are mine. Trees, landscape and still life are always important sources of inspiration, but I no longer need them in front of me. I find I work better from my stored visual memory, being playful and experimental, pushing myself out of my comfort zone. The sea paintings are very recent; having been painting seascapes for years I finally took a closer look and have been fascinated by what I have seen. Jenny Grevatte, October 2012


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Autumn Winds (detail)

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mixed media, 2011, signed, 81 x 112 cm

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I first met Jenny Grevatte over 15 years ago when she had a very successful exhibition at the Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery. My wife Mary and I were both struck by her beautiful use of colour and the way she managed to produce a whole range of surface effects. Close examination showed this is achieved by the use of collage and printing techniques combined with conventional painting. The overall result is magical. The more I looked at her still-life pictures the more I realised that she had an eye for arranging objects in unusual positions and then enhancing the quirky effect by introducing a very subtle false perspective. Equally with her landscapes, Jenny manages to produce paintings that at first glance look representational; but again one is quick to admire the thoughtful composition attained through her careful juxtaposition of unusual aspects. Shortly afterwards when we were thinking of commissioning an artist to paint a picture of Christ’s College, less conventional than the usual Kipp view, we both felt we should approach Jenny to see if she was interested. Happily she

was and she came to the College on several cold days, sat quietly in corners and sketched the various views she had selected. We were not disappointed. She had managed to recognise alternative viewpoints of the College which led to very interesting and evocative pictures. Since then we have eagerly followed her career and were delighted when she was awarded an artist residency at the New Walk Museum in Leicester. Here she had the run of the Museum’s reserve collection taking inspiration from certain pictures and developing them to create something completely new. She deliberately chose to look at artists who worked with the figure and faces as she felt the absence of these subjects in her own work. This has now paid off with series of crowds, heads and, most recently, sunbathers, bringing a new richness to her body of work. We find her work very exciting and watch her continuing development with great interest and pleasure. Dr Alan Munro Master of Christ's College, Cambridge (1995–2002)


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Beach Babes

mixed media, 2012, signed, 45.5 x 61 cm

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Picnic on the Beach

mixed media, 2012, signed, 45.5 x 66 cm

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Sunbathers in St. Ives

mixed media, 2012, signed, 46 x 122 cm

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Missing Persons

mixed media, 2011, signed, 61 x 122 cm

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24 Profiles

oil on board, 2010, 20 x 30.5 cm

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Waiting in Line

mixed media, 2011, signed, 56 x 81 cm

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Red Heads

mixed media, 2012, initialled, 30.5 x 40.5 cm

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Azorian Waves

mixed media, 2012, signed, 50.5 x 91.5 cm

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Walberswick Huts

Suffolk Huts

mixed media, 2011, signed, 38 x 91.5 cm

oil on paper, 2011, signed, 30.5 x 58.5 cm

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Black Huts

oil on paper, 2011, signed, 38 x 48 cm

Huts on the Dunes, Walberswick

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oil on paper, 2011, signed, 35.5 x 48 cm

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Objects on a Checked Table Cloth

mixed media, 2011, signed, 33 x 56 cm

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Jug and Pomegranates

mixed media, 2011, signed, 28 x 28 cm

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Egyptian Treasures

mixed media, 2011, signed, 61 x 94.5 cm

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Tin Teapot Still Life Buy Now £750

mixed media, 2011, initialled, 28 x 23 cm

Striped Cloth Still Life Buy Now £750

mixed media, 2011, signed, 28 x 23 cm


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Favourite Things in a Row

mixed media, 2011, signed, 48 x 81 cm

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Still Life on Lace Cloth

Cage Still Life

mixed media, 2011, signed, 20 x 25.5 cm

mixed media, 2011, signed, 28 x 28 cm

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Path Through the Birch Wood Buy Now £1000

New Zealand Forest

mixed media, 2012, signed, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

mixed media, 2009, signed, 91.5 x 122 cm

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The Woods in May

mixed media, 2011, signed, 30.5 x 91.5 cm

Sea Through the Trees

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mixed media, 2009, signed, 30.5 x 91.5 cm

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Row of Trees, Autumn

mixed media, 2011, signed, 81 x 112 cm

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mixed media, 2012, signed, 61 x 91 cm

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1951

Born, Bristol, England

EDUCATION 1969-70 1970-74

Leicester Polytechnic, Foundation Studies Leicester Polytechnic B.A. Hons. Fine Art

SELECTED SOLO ExHIBITIONS 1975 1981 1985 1991

TEACHING 1978-84 Adult education, Leicestershire 1980/81/84 Visiting Lecturer, De Montfort University 1984Part-time Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Leicester 1996/98 Part-time Tutor, Loughborough College of Art and Design

1992 1996 1998 1999

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 2000 Saarland State Collection National Museum of Johannesburg De Montfort University Collection, Leicester Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria Leicester Museum and Art Gallery Women’s Art Collection, New Hall, Cambridge British Oxygen Company Art Collection Hertfordshire County Council Art Collection Christ’s College, Cambridge Time and Tide Shipping Company, London AWARDS 1988 1992 2008/9

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Visiting Artist to the Saarland, Germany Exchange Artist to the Saarland, Germany Artist in Residence, New Walk Museum, Leicester

2007 2009 2010

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Blue Apple Tree mixed media, 2012, signed, 81 x 104 cm

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St. Martin’s Gallery, Leicester Browse and Darby Ltd, Cork St., London W1 Artifact Fine Art, Leicester Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria Retrospective 1971-1991 New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Recent Paintings Cambridge Contemporary Art Landscape and Still Life Paintings Cambridge Contemporary Art Jenny Grevatte at Home and Abroad John Davies Gallery, Stow on the Wold A Colourful Response John Davies Gallery, Stow on the Wold Prisms of Colour Cambridge Contemporary Art Beyond the Surface - 50th Year Exhibition New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey Catching a Glimpse New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey New Paintings Cambridge Contemporary Art Drawing Inspiration from the Sun Great Atlantic Gallery, St. Just, Cornwall Drawn to Cornwall New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey New Rhythms Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall Casting an Eye New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey Out of the Woods New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and Embrace Arts, Leicester University’s Arts Centre A Painter’s Progress - Retrospective, 1973-2010 Cambridge Contemporary Art On Reflection


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